Ethnic variations in mortality in pre-school children in Denmark, 1973-2004

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Ethnic variations in mortality in pre-school children in Denmark, 1973-2004. / Pedersen, Grete Skøtt; Mortensen, Laust Hvas; Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo.

In: European Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 26, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 527-36.

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Pedersen, GS, Mortensen, LH & Andersen, A-MN 2011, 'Ethnic variations in mortality in pre-school children in Denmark, 1973-2004', European Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 527-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-011-9594-1

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Pedersen, G. S., Mortensen, L. H., & Andersen, A-M. N. (2011). Ethnic variations in mortality in pre-school children in Denmark, 1973-2004. European Journal of Epidemiology, 26(7), 527-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-011-9594-1

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Pedersen GS, Mortensen LH, Andersen A-MN. Ethnic variations in mortality in pre-school children in Denmark, 1973-2004. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2011 Jul;26(7):527-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-011-9594-1

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Pedersen, Grete Skøtt ; Mortensen, Laust Hvas ; Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo. / Ethnic variations in mortality in pre-school children in Denmark, 1973-2004. In: European Journal of Epidemiology. 2011 ; Vol. 26, No. 7. pp. 527-36.

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